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Remand of sex racket accused extended till May 13

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Srinagar, May 5 (UNI) A local court here today extended till May 13 the police remand of Sabeena, the suspected kingpin of the recently unearthed sex racket, allegedly involving several top politicians besides civil and police officials.

The court remand came following the request of the police.

Sabeena is alleged to have lured and blackmailed minor girls into the prostitution and pornography racket in the city.

The Jammu and Kashmir government has already decided to transfer the alleged sex racket case to the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) for a thorough probe into the scandal.

The directions came after Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hussain Baig wrote a letter to Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, seeking a CBI or a judicial probe into the alleged scandal considering the senstivity of the issue.

''This would also dispel any apprehension of cover-up by the police or the investigating agency. I believe this will inspire confidence in the inquiry process and also help the image of the government,'' Mr Baig had said in the letter, pointing out that certain top politicians and high-ranking police officials were allegedly involved in the sex racket.

A CBI team is expected to arrive here on Monday for investigations.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police busted the major sex racket here recently which came to light following a complaint by residents of a downtown locality here about a pornographic CD featuring local girls and Sabeena was accused of luring and blackmailing minor girls into the prostitution.

The police then arrested three people in this connection a few days ago.

Some top politicians, businessmen besides senior security force and police officials were allegedly involved in the flesh trade racket, allegedly run by Sabeena, in which more than 40 girls were believed to have been used for making pornographic films.

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